Shlichim

NSN speaks to Rabbi Brander about tonight’s OTS Graduation

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Nachum Segal welcomed  President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone, Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, to JM in the AM for an update on tonight’s graduation ceremony in which 62 degrees will be granted to 57 graduates of our rabbinical seminary and emissary programs. The event will also mark an important milestone: the graduation of the …

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Israel is helping solve the global shortage of educators and rabbis

Israel is helping solve the global shortage of educators and rabbis Ohr Torah Stone’s Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel programs are celebrating the 20th anniversary of sending well-trained, creative and motivated educators and rabbis to serve Jewish communities throughout the world. Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander | May 15, 2019 (May 15, 2019 / JNS) Small- and medium-sized Jewish communities around …

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“In Europe, antisemitism is in the air”

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“In Europe, antisemitism is in the air, and we have no idea what to expect in future” These are the words of French journalist Richard Darmon, who spoke with Ohr Torah Stone emissaries in Europe this week. OTS President: “In the very same place where Jewish holy books were burned, we are writing a new …

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Talking about Jewish values in Cancun

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Talking about Jewish values in Cancun Israeli educators from Ohr Torah Stone to Bergen County meet with peers to discuss best practices By Abigail Klein Leichman | February 28, 2019 An Israeli couple who arrived in Englewood in August and have been working as youth directors at Englewood’s East Hill Synagogue and as educators at Ben …

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Tackling Critical Issues: Regional Conference for OTS Shlichim in Cancun

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42 Emissaries from the Americas Tackle Critical Issues Affecting Diaspora Communities at Ohr Torah Stone Conference CANCUN, Mexico – Ohr Torah Stone’s Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel emissary training programs brought together 42 of its North, Central and South American emissaries here to address ways to tackle critical issues affecting mainly smaller Diaspora Jewish communities. There was …

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Training for emissaries… and their parents

Training parents of shlichim

For the first time in Israel: Training for the parents of shlichim as well  After 20 years of training shlichim to serve in Jewish communities in the Diaspora, Ohr Torah’s Straus-Amiel institute decided that the time has come for the parents of emissaries to get involved too Arutz 7 | 3 February 2019 (Translated from …

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Shabbat Yisraelit / Shabbat Project

OTS’s Yachad Program was proud to be one of the partners in “Shabbat Yisraelit”  – a nationwide initiative in which observant and nonobservant Israeli families joined together to share a Shabbat experience, in an effort to launch a joint search for a common language to address the Judaism that is our common heritage. The initiative fit naturally into the …

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“In Polish city, a wedding celebrates Jewish rediscovery and revival” – JTA

This amazing story of an amazing Jewish couple highlights Jewish renewal in Poland, and features Wroclaw’s rabbi, Straus-Amiel emissary Rabbi Tyson Herberger. “In Polish city, a wedding celebrates Jewish rediscovery and revival” by Ruth Ellen Gruber 06/24/2014 WROCLAW, Poland (JTA) — When Katka Reszke and Slawomir Grunberg tied the knot at the historic White Stork synagogue …

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“OTS Conference in Bulgaria” – Times of Israel

“A Rabbinic Conference in Bulgaria” by Rabbi Avi Baumol 05/4/2014 The Straus-Amiel and  Beren-Amiel emissarial-training programs prepare and place over 30 rabbis and educators annually in countries all over the world. To date, there are more than 160 spiritual leaders currently serving communities in every continent save Antarctica, teaching Jews, converting non-Jews, involving themselves in all areas …

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